Dáil debates

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Bill 2021 [Seanad]: Second Stage


3:40 pm

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent) | Oireachtas source

Go hiontach. Tá an litir anseo agam agus is é an rud is tábhachtaí atá le cur in iúl don Dáil ná an rud atá istigh sa litir nó an t-ionchur.

It begins: "A chara. We refer to previous correspondence to you from the chief executive." We must bear in mind that there is an acting chief executive for a very long time. I might come back to that as well, as to what the policy is from the Government. As outlined in the chief executive's letter, there are a whole range of methods and indicators that could be used to compare how Galway County Council fares relative to others. It goes on to tell us that in terms of the distribution, it would require an additional allocation of €10.8 million simply to give Galway County Council an equivalent share to its comparator local authorities. A resolution was passed that in view of the failure of the Department of Finance to provide sufficient funding to Galway County Council to provide a proper level of services within the county, a signed letter by all elected members outlining the shortfall would be produced and so on.


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